LAWRENCE — The Chancellor's Committee on Honorary Degrees invites the campus community to propose exceptional individuals of notable intellectual, scholarly, professional or creative achievement, or service to humanity, to be awarded an honorary degree from the University of Kansas. An honorary degree recognizes an individual’s extraordinary contributions to the sciences, arts or humanities or other contributions to humanity.
Proposers should provide a brief supporting statement describing the person’s career and achievements, indicating why these contributions are exceptionally meritorious and detailing their relevance to the university's academic endeavors.
No announcement will be made concerning individuals nominated, and all nominations will be treated as confidential information. The committee will review all nominations and may request further information that demonstrates that the nominee's achievements and/or service are of such exceptional character as to merit the award of an honorary degree.
Individuals who have been previously nominated must be re-nominated to be considered for the May 2018 awards.
The committee will select candidates for honorary degrees and forward their names and supporting materials to the chancellor for consideration. The Chancellor will then nominate to the Board of Regents for approval candidates for honorary degrees to be awarded at the 2018 Commencement.
Nominations should be submitted electronically by April 7, 2017.
Questions may be addressed to:
Committee on Honorary Degrees
Chancellor's Office, 230 Strong Hall
University of Kansas
Information about the nomination and selection of candidates for honorary degrees may be found at honorarydegrees.ku.edu.